Press Release

Financing Provided to Aspire Education

Press Release

On behalf of our investors in the Private Debt V – Senior fund, we are pleased to have provided sustainability-linked financing to support Aspire Education, a privately-operated education group in the German-speaking region, majority-owned by EMZ Partners in support of its acquisition of WEKA Education.


Aspire Education was founded in 2014 via the merger of ibis acam, Stepin and ARS and is one of the major private players in the education sector with activities in the B2P as well as the B2B/B2C market in Austria and Germany. Aspire Education operates more than 80 locations in Austria and Germany and employs approximately 1,200 people. The educational offering includes career guidance and job application coaching, IT training, specialist seminars for experts and student exchange programs.

WEKA Education consists of five media and continuing education companies with locations in Switzerland and Germany. The companies’ offerings range from one-day seminars and congresses to certified training courses leading to recognized diplomas. All companies are among the leading institutes in their respective target groups.


If you’d like more information on this release, please contact:

Jan Hebeler, Managing Director  

Tel: +46 76 213 8669

E-mail: jan.hebeler@capital-four.com


Mikkel Sckerl, Senior Partner

Tel: +45  3525 6112

E-mail: mikkel.sckerl@capital-four.com